Dodge produces 20 limited edition 2010 Viper ACR Convertibles for Woodhouse Dodge

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The 2010 Viper SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer) has become a
major focal point of this – the final year of production for the current Dodge
Viper.  When the car set records at both
the famed Nürburgring in Germany and Laguna Seca here in the US, Dodge began by
offering a handful of commemorative models followed up by the all-business 2010
Viper ACR-X.  The 2010 Viper ACR is
probably the most well publicized of this year’s Vipers but the one catch is
that the American Club Racer was only offered as a coupe until the folks at
Woodhouse Dodge made a call to the Chrysler big wigs.  Today, I had a chance to speak with Bill Pemberton,
the Viper, SRT and Hurst Manager of Woodhouse Dodge and he took the time to
give me more information on the Woodhouse Edition 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR convertible.

Woodhouse Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge is located in Blair, Nebraska
and even though this small Midwestern town has only around 8,000 people,
Woodhouse has sold more Dodge Vipers than any other dealership in the
world.  Since they began selling Vipers
in 1999, Woodhouse has sold between 1200-1300 of Dodge’s Detroit-built
supercars and when it was announced that the Viper production was coming to an
end, Woodhouse Dodge had a special request.


Woodhouse, being the top seller of the Dodge Viper and the 5th
largest Chrysler dealership in the country, asked Chrysler to finish the
year
out by offering a special edition Viper just for the Blair Nebraska
dealership
based on the 2010 SRT10 ACR, but Woodhouse wanted a roadster rather than
a
coupe.  Chrysler agreed and was off to
the races; producing 20 examples of the Woodhouse-exclusive 2010 Viper
ACR
Roadster.  Like the record-setting ACR
coupes, the Woodhouse ACR Roadsters feature KW
suspension,
Stoptech rotors, light-weight wheels, and a revised fifth and sixth
gears that
helped the ACR coupe achieve those performance numbers but when it came
to the
ACR-specific body alterations, there were some issues.  The
SRT team discovered that removing the
roof impacted the aerodynamics of the car so much that the rear wing and
front
splitter had to be changed.  Chrysler
then spent hours in the wind tunnel, making adjustments to the front and
rear
of the car to perfect the aerodynamics of the topless Woodhouse supercar
and
the end result a 2010 Dodge Viper ACR Roadster that offers similar
performance
to its hard-topped sibling. 

The Woodhouse 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10
ACR Roadster is the type of car that will end up a legend, joining the
dealer-specific ranks of cars like the Yenko Camaro but even more rare.  Like the legendary high performance muscle
cars, the 2010 ACR Roadster comes with a price increase but considering the
performance abilities and the ultra-rare nature of the Woodhouse ACR, $107,310
is a small price to pay for a piece of Supercar history.

Click here for more on the Woodhouse 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Roadster from the Detroit Autos Examiner, including more pictures of the yellow/black Woodhouse Viper!

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